You are about to do something you have never done before. You are about to read a poem 264 pages long. "As you read the first few pages, you will discover this is unlike any poem you have ever read. Before you know it, you will have read the first fifty pages or more, and you will find yourself unable to stop. "You will encounter things that you never expected to find in a poem - a missing person enquiry, a tough streetwise P.I. named Jill Fitzpatrick, cars that go out of control on mountain roads, murder, deception and an unforgettable femme fatale.
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
After a year's leave of absence in New York, Detective Inspector Amanda Valentine returns to Wellington, New Zealand just in time for the most sensational homicide of the year.
The body of Sybil Knight, daughter of a former Ambassador to the United States, has been found trussed and battered in a private room in a lesbian sex club. Amanda soon finds herself caught between a voracious media and a powerful family determined to cover up the facts.
Originally from New York City, Amanda moved to the other side of the planet to escape memories of her lover's brutal death in the precinct house where Amanda worked as a homicide detective.
Now the highest ranked female cop in sleepy New Zealand, she is in pursuit of a monster the press has dubbed the Garbage Dump Killer and her task force has been resoundingly unsuccessful. To make matters worse, Jezebel, an informer Amanda cares about, has been savagely beaten for reasons she is too terrified to divulge.
When two year old Corban Foley is kidnapped from his home in the dead of night and a goat's head left on the front lawn, most of Montezuma County turns out for the search.
But nothing is at it seems with this case, and Detective Jude Devine soon finds herself caught up in a small-town soap opera whose players seem more interested in their fifteen minutes of fame than in the fate of little Corban. With the media snapping at her heels, she can barely conduct the investigation let alone have a private life. Her lesbianism isn't the only secret she must hide-and it just got harder.
Montezuma County Sheriff's detective, Jude Devine doesn't face too many challenges based in remote Paradox Valley, where most of the crime involves hiker assaults, campsite thefts, and cattle rustling. However, when the body of local teenager, Darlene Huntsberger shows up with a stake through her heart and missing her tongue, Jude finds herself leading an investigation no one wants to touch. Darlene was a member of a Utah polygamist cult with powerful allies; a cult that silences women who try to leave.
The son of a Baptist preacher, Bryce Petty looked like a choir boy. But when he is found murdered in Wellington, New Zealand, his less-than-angelic past becomes front-page news. President of the Melbourne-based gay and lesbian broadcasting firm, Spectrum Television, Bryce has left behind him a trail of debts and a slew of enemies.
Parallel Lies is a fast-paced and fiendishly plotted novel about a menage a trois that becomes a menage a deux when one of the trio is murdered. Which one of the two survivors was the murderer, and what have they got to hide? Things are never quite what they seem, and people are never quite who they say they are, in Stella Duffy's effortlessly entertaining new novel.
Saz Martin is settling into motherhood with her partner Molly and their baby daughter Matilda. Saz has vowed not to take on any more private investigator cases, wanting nothing to threaten the peaceful life they have built together. But when her former school friend Will Gallagher -" the now famous TV presenter -" comes calling...
Patrick Freeman, celebrity chef, with the legendary bad temper and the obligatory wild child wife... Chris Marquand, adopted son of wealthy parents, a successful doctor, father-to-be... Georgina Leyton, high powered lawyer and a beautiful bitch who's as cool as they come.... Matthew Godwin, owner of the hottest South London bar and a talent for scaring the life out of people with his mad rages. Four virtual strangers, unwittingly bound together by a dark secret from the past. And, after all these years, it's about to blow up in their faces.
Maggie has fallen for "the girl with the Kelly McGillis body", a mysterious woman who can't commit herself. Meanwhile Saz Martin is hot on the trail of a woman known only as September, who commute between London and New York in a whirlwind of drug smuggling, gambling and high-class prostitution.